Coniston Country Fair

Coniston Country Fair Sunday 20th July 2014

At Coniston Hall, Coniston Cumbria

From 11.30 am

Set in a stunning setting on the shores of Coniston Water, Coniston Country Fair is a traditional Lakeland Show offering visitors an enthralling insight into traditional Cumbrian Life.  The show attracts thousands of visitors and locals alike each year and there is something for everyone with shows for Fell Foxhounds, Terriers, Beagles and Lurchers. Farming is represented with shows for Herdwick Sheep and Sheepdogs as well as traditional Cumbrian Walking Sticks.

Traditional Cumbrian Sports are represented with a competition of Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and a Fell Race takes place from the show field to the top of the mighty Coniston Old Man and back following a route which would take the normal visitor most of the day to complete, these athletes run the course in under an hour. Our local Young Farmers will be holding a Tug O' War Competition.

Terrier Racing takes place through the afternoon.  We have a superb Craft Marquee offering the best of Lakeland Crafts and food and there are trade stands, refreshments, amusements and much more.  Have a go on the Archery exhibition.

Image: The fell race trophy 

Fell Race & Wrestling images Copyright Dave Oswald

In addition to this the Coniston Country Fair offers something for all the family - there are plenty of amusements and other activities for the children.  If the weather permits, local hang gliding enthusiasts will be leaping off the Old Man and landing near the showfield.  We have two falconry displays by Ridgeside Falconry who are also bringing a large number of their Birds of Prey for people to view and handle.  Children will be able to compete in the Sports and the old favourite Egg Throwing Competition, and hopefully all who bring their pets along will take part in the Childrens Pet Show







The Furness Morris Men

performed thoughout the


Our 2013 was blessed with superb weather, not quite as hot as previous days, but a fresh breeze made it more bearable for visitors, two legged and four legged.  Over 45 trade stands and 20 craft stall in the marquee meant that our visitors had plenty to see and along with the fantastic displays in the main ring of hilarious lurcher racing and fascinating falconry there really was something for everyone.  The fell race was particularly successful, you will find results on the fell race page of this website shortly.




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